Lidia Lukianova is an artist and designer with a passion for illustration. Her design work includes all kinds of projects from identity and illustration to lettering and animation.
Lukianova used the Lasso (L) tool to draw the jagged edge of the ripped paper across the model’s face. She then traced along the right, bottom, and left side of the image to close the selection.
With the Paper edge layer selected, she used Control+click (Windows), Command+click (macOS) on the mask of the Model layer to make a selection. Then she used the Paint Bucket (G) to fill the new layer with white.
Lukianova deselected the Paper edge layer by holding Control+D (Windows), Command+D (macOS), then dragged it below the Model layer. Then she used the Move tool to bring the paper edge up so it would peek out just above the model.
Still on the Paper edge layer, Lukianova selected the Warp tool (Edit > Transform > Warp). She dragged the top handles to customize the shape of the ripped edge so it looked less uniform and more natural. She pressed Enter, or Return, when she was done.
To add the appearance of dimension to the torn paper, Lukianova double-clicked the Paper edge layer to bring up the Layer Style dialog. Then she selected to apply a Drop Shadow and adjusted the settings to get the look she wanted.
Lukianova dragged the paper texture image from her desktop to her open document and dragged the new layer so it was just above the Paper edge layer. Then she held the Alt (or Option) key as she clicked between the layers to clip the paper texture to the paper edge.
Finally, Lukianova dragged flowers into the image and moved the layer to the bottom to complete the composition.